Private Equity Investments of Family Investors | WHU on Family Business

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


When liquidating the ownership stake in the family firm, the family faces a transition from an employer and entrepreneurial state of mind to that of an investor. Building on the socio-emotional wealth theory and the generational- and value-oriented background of families, they often favor non-financial goals and long-term orientation over pure financial targets. Research assistant Antonia Schickinger talks about families as investors and what makes them specific compared to institutional investors in the private equity sphere.

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